How to prevent Hair Loss post weight loss surgery.
Hair loss after bariatric surgery is very common. 40% of patients experience it but don’t worry because it’s only temporary. Most patients notice hair loss starting 2 months after their operation, and lasting about 6 months before a slow return. This is a normal response to the stress of significant weight loss. It’s not like clumps of hair falling out and going bald, but for some people it is quite significant.
There are a couple things you can do to minimize hair loss:
- stay up on your multivitamin recommendations
- stay up on your protein intake recommendations
- you can try adding biotin to your diet.
Some patients swear by it, many do not see any difference / doesn’t hurt to give it a try. Just remember, if you are one of the 40% of patients who experience hair loss, don’t fret, it’s only temporary.
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